Hove Promenade parkrun #209 – 14 September 2019

The one with sunshine, triathletes and an age category record

A super-sunny and calm September morning plus the weekend's triathlon fun brought out 408 people this week to run, jog and walk the course and a whopping 67 recorded new personal bests - well done!

Big thanks to all the volunteers without whom it would not have been possible:

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Michael GIBBONS • Marc BONALDI • Kate KERMACK • Charlie HEMPSTEAD • Adam WALTER • Tristan Xavier SHARP • Mark BROCKLEHURST • Michelle PAULI • Harriet CUNNINGHAM • Julie RAINEY • Jessica ENGLISH • Leyla CARRINGTON • Deborah ABSALOM • Jon BINNEY • Darren HALE • Stephen PAYNE • Lucy ROBERTS • David SPENCER • Judith MACKENZIE • Harry GILL • Luke CARTER • Antony BRADLEY • Mark DYSON • Brodie TAYLOR-MORAY • Jane TEW • Tony AUSTIN • Linsey BUCK • Caroline SHARP • Peter BENNETT • Lily GORROD • Archie FERGUSON • James RING

There was a last minute rush to get enough marshalls this week, which isn't much fun for anyone. Why not ease the core team's nerves by taking a look at the future roster and filling in a gap for an upcoming week? There are roles to suit everyone and it's easy and fun!

Milestones

Congratulations to Peter Cutter on reaching his 50 milestone!

Age category record!

The Prom has a new record in the women 18-19 category - well done  Almi Nerurkar on a brilliant result of 00:17:29 with an 85.61% age grading. Great running.

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First timers and visitors

Image may contain: 4 people, people smiling, people standing, shoes and outdoorThere were lots. Of the 54 first timers on the Prom,

Dylan HOWORTH, Jonas SCHOLZ, Julie MARS, Daniel MARUSIC, Szymon KUJAWA, Anthony LEAKER, Chris JEWELL, Mirren DAYKIN, Fintan HAND, Conrad HAMER, Silke KAUSCH, Danielle TOMLINSON, Jennifer FOREMAN, Callum HICKMAN, John SMITH, Sophie Claire LAMONT, Lena HOPPE, Charlotte SMITH, Vanessa JOHNSON, Joshua CHAN

were all doing their first ever parkrun - welcome! We loved this message from one of them, Sophie Lamont:

"It as my first parkrun ever today and what a great run it was. Thank you to all the organisers and volunteers and the runners - such a friendly welcoming atmosphere, I will be back."

Hope to see you again soon, Sophie!

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A message from Breeze

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Breeze Network - Sussex & South Downs organise women-only bike rides and said: "Seven women signed up to the British Cycling Let's Ride/ Breeze ride from the Marina and back. Some spectated, some ran, one got a pb! One woman had a go at running for the first time! We are leading several women-only free supported rides to and from local parkruns. What better way to warm up and ditch the car? Come and join us https://www.letsride.co.uk/breeze"

Flying feet of the week

It's a pas de deux this week. And the lead flyer is none other than David Spencer, more usually seen setting up, closing down and managing the funnel.

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Bonus inadvertent hokey cokey of the week

You put your left leg in, your left leg out...

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Thanks to Peter Bennett for all the fab photos. Check out the full album on the Hove Prom facebook page.

Well done to everyone who also did the triathlon this week, see you next week!

#dfyb

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Hove Promenade parkrun #208 – 7th September

The one with the course record, our newest Run Director, near perfect weather, lots of birthdays, the new members of the 50 Club, the milestones under the radar and where 436 people enjoyed a parkrun!

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Unless you are a huge fan of tropical conditions, the weather was near perfect for event 208 on Saturday. Whilst not hot nor particularly sunny, the cooler conditions and limited wind leant itself to those wanting to see what they could do with a bit of a push. One such person was Maisie TRAFFORD who, unbeknown to us all beforehand, decided to seize the opportunity and hunt down the female course record. 17.51 is a formidable target so when Maisie crossed the line as third finisher in 17.13, there were probably more gasps on the sidelines than in the finish funnel! Well done!

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Maisie was one of a number of Arena 80 AC runners taking part today, either with a non-running volunteer role, a pre-run role, pacing or just enjoying the run. It was smashing to see all of the comments on social media, as well as hear them on the morning, with the gratitude of runners for the pacers whom all did an excellent job. As mentioned at the run brief (and many thanks for the well obeyed silence), volunteering is not an exclusive club. Anyone can help out and as the saying goes, many hands make light work.

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Many thanks to everyone who volunteered on Saturday, be it helping set up, marshal, barcode scan – parkrun cannot happen without a team effort and it’s a team that everyone is welcome to join. A special mention must go to Lily, one of our D of E regulars, who donned the Run Director hi-viz and delivered the first timers’ brief with enviable clarity and confidence. It can only surely be a matter of time before she’s on the steps at the start line sending runners on their way?

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If the Prom was awash with runners, walkers and joggers, the café afterwards was awash with cake with so many birthdays! We don’t always get to mention birthdays as there are so many of you, but a belated “Happy Birthday” to former core team members (and lifelong friends) Kirsty and Rami.

Back to the run and there were a number of milestones to mention, as well as one that very nearly slipped under the radar. A shout of course to Issy MUIR who completed for 400th parkrun on the day. Whilst not an official parkrun milestone, we simply had to acknowledge it – if only so we could also shout “arbitrary”. Issy took it all in good spirit and if you want to know what that’s all about, check out the unofficial parkrun podcast “With Me Now”.

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There was a double club entry today for Lucy ADITI who not only joined the 50 Club, but celebrated her 25th volunteering day for parkrun so not one, but two milestone t-shirts will be heading her way. Trying to slip under the radar was our 26 minute pacer, Marc BONALDI who, likewise was doing his 50th parkrun. Someone who does a lot for running locally, Marc celebrated in typical style by donning the pacer bib and helping a few folk get a PB! Slipping under the radar (until now), Bruce DREW also joined the 50 club! Congratulations to you all.

The question was asked on Saturday as to how we know about forthcoming milestones. There is no such technical answer – we check out the results from the previous week and see whom is on the cusp of a milestone. So anyone who has 49, 99, 249 or even 499 runs to their name, will hit an official milestone if they run with us the following week. It is not foolproof as we can only see those who ran with us the week before, so if you are on the Prom and have reached a 50, 100, 250, 500 or 25 volunteering milestone…let us know! It is for this reason that missing from the milestone announcements were also Dawn HIND and Chris MORGAN, both completing their 100th parkruns! Congratulations heading your way too!

And on the subject of stats….

This week 436 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 61 were first timers and 89 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 44 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 32 volunteers:

Jim ROBERTS • Philippa BULL • Marc BONALDI • Emily JOHNSON • Charlie HEMPSTEAD • Catherine SWEBY • Adam WALTER • Georgia CARRICK • Helen BLOCK • Mark BROCKLEHURST • Katie Louise WRIGHT • Kathryn MARTIN • Dan VAUGHAN • Alison KUY • Thomas NINER • Deborah ABSALOM • Lorraine HALE • Mark SASO • Harry GILL • Jemma ROWBERRY • Luke CARTER • Lucy ADITI • Mark DYSON • Sarah LEWIS • Kaitlin EMERY • Tony AUSTIN • Jeff JOHNSTONE • Lily GORROD • Becky DICKINSON • Archie FERGUSON • Christine HALE • Cecilia SZOLNOKI

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Hove Promenade parkrun Results Page.

The male record is held by Robbie FITZGIBBON who recorded a time of 14:31 on 9th December 2017 (event number 120).
The female record is held by Maisie TRAFFORD who recorded a time of 17:13 on 7th September 2019 (event number 208).
The Age Grade course record is held by Sue GARNER who recorded 92.65% (24:02) on 9th September 2017 (event number 108).

Hove Promenade parkrun started on 11th July 2015. Since then 11,536 participants have completed 55,405 parkruns covering a total distance of 277,025 km, including 9,000 new Personal Bests. A total of 991 individuals have volunteered 6,123 times.

 Thanks again to everyone for a lovely morning. Great to welcome tourists from Hilly Fields parkrun, Coventry parkrun, Mile End parkrun as well as from our many local events. It was always lovely to welcome our parkrun Event Ambassador, Val Gates who popped in for a 5k and chat. We hope you all had a great morning and we’ll see you next week, same time, same place…who cares about the pace?

#DFYB

Mark

 

Hove Promenade parkrun #207 – 31 August 2019

The one with the... sunshine!

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Another hot, sunny one on the Prom, which brought out a whopping 441 runners, walkers and joggers, including 83 people enjoying our beautiful flat course for the very first time - welcome!

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Thanks, as ever to the 32 high vis heroes without whom it wouldn't be possible:

Tracey KING • Emma BRISTOW • Charlie HEMPSTEAD • Catherine SWEBY • Michelle PAULI • Harriet CUNNINGHAM • Kathryn MARTIN • Jon ELSOM • Rachel DYSON • Thomas NINER • Deborah ABSALOM • Stephen PAYNE • David SPENCER • David STAFFELL • Adriana KEMPT • Rebecca CLARE • Lucy ADITI • Antony BRADLEY • Mark DYSON • Alison MOORE • Joanna LYONS • Kaitlin EMERY • Graham HALFACREE • Tony AUSTIN • Rachel LYONS • Jeff JOHNSTONE • Cara PARKHURST • Belinda DOMZALSKI • Lily GORROD • Ed CHESSMAN • James MARTIN • Carol GRAY

And special thanks to our lovely parkrun cafe owner who gave out free water to help all the parkrunners cope with the heat.

Milestones

Hurray for Joanna Lyons, our regular tailwalker, who celebrated her 100 milestone this week, here with daughter Rachel. Joanna says:

"Thank you for all at Hove Promenade parkrun who have made me and Rachel so welcome since we first started. So happy to have reached my 100th today, and 25th volunteer as well - for anyone who hasn't yet volunteered, give it a try!!"

(Please do! Click here to find out what's needed, when and how to get in touch: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/hovepromenade/futureroster/)

Congratulations also to Nigel Lambe, also marking his 100 milestone, and Noel Mac for his 50th. Well done all three of you!

First timers and PBs

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Welcome to Stephen, Oliver S, Oliver M, Josh H, Chris, Josh D, Trevor, Catherine, James, David, Katharine, Clive, Michael, Bobby, Julia, Luke, Susan, Amy, Catherine S, Jade, Samantha, all doing their first ever parkrun. Hope to see you on the Prom again soon.

There were 22 other PBs - great running on such a hot day!

Triathlon

It's the Brighton Triathlon in a couple of weeks time and they need volunteers. If you think you might be able to help out on Saturday 14 or Sunday 15 September, get in touch with them directly. Good luck to all Hove Prommers who'll be competing.

Flying feet photo of the week

And it's a spectacular example of the genre this week, I'm sure you'll agree.

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Thanks to James Martin for all the images in this report and, for more of his fantastic photos (lots of dogs this week!), check out his album on the Hove Prom facebook page.

Thanks and until next week...#DFYB!

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Event #206 August Bank Holiday Sunshine Special

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We love a holiday weekend on the prom and when the sun shines so do all the runners and volunteers. As always, very grateful to all our high viz heroes including the trusty stalwarts, the first timers, the one in ten and those who arrive on the morning itself to lend a welcome hand. Thank you all.

Adriana KEMPT • Alison KUY • Antony BRADLEY • Belinda DOMZALSKI • Charlie HEMPSTEAD • David SPENCER • Helen BLOCK • Jag MATHARU • Jeff JOHNSTONE • Jill WOOTTON • Jon BINNEY • Jon ELSOM • Julia LOPEZ • Kirsty PUGH • Luca MATHARU • Lucy ADITI • Mark BROCKLEHURST • Mark DYSON • Mark SASO • Mary CRAY • Milene LOPEZ • Nadia CROWTHER-ALWYN • Olivia MATHARU • Peter BENNETT • Philippa BULL • Ria BINNEY • Sarita GHAI MATHARU • Stephen PAYNE • Thomas NINER • Victor LOPEZ

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Could you volunteer next Saturday? Let us know by emailing in.

Welcome to out visitors from far and wide; Mexico, Solihulll, Whitely Bay, Gloucester, Norwich, Tewksbury, Manchester, Stratford and many others sorry if you've been missed out - feel free to mention where you came from in the comments.

Well done to the 20 first time parkrunners we hope to see you soon - Richard, Gabrielle, Juliett, Claire, Alex, Chloe, Becky, Laszlo, Sonya, Penny, Leo, Neil, Martin, Philip, Emily, Abi, Spencer, Chris, Kevin and Gerardo.

Congratulations to those reaching milestones - Megan Shepherd and Simon Weller get a shiny red t shirt for 50 parkruns and a PB for Simon to boot. Well done Leon Dryer, a visitor who kept his 50 milestone quiet on the day, congratulations Leon. Huge congratulations to friend of the prom JT for reaching his 100 black t shirt milestone, well done Jonathan.

Some lovely PBs, 68 in total in hot but wind free conditions - great running all.

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Thank you to the visiting RunPals who have started a clothing swap initiative - look on social media posts of local parkrun events about where the swap box will be in the future and thanks to everyone who took part.

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Keeping it local, the charity Rise organise an 8k women's run nearby on the seafront in October, more details on their website but you can make a relay team or do the whole distance yourself - men welcome to join the volunteer team.

See you next Saturday, it's free, 9am, on the prom. Don't forget your barcode and please, please, please don't take our tokens home. Any tokens you might have accidentally taken belong to parkrun and are needed every week, please return them, no questions asked!

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This week's data below.

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Hove Prom parkrun

Hove Promenade parkrun
Event number 206
24th August 2019

This week 484 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 106 were first timers and 68 recorded new Personal Bests. Representatives of 46 different clubs took part.

The event was made possible by 30 volunteers:

Philippa BULL • Jill WOOTTON • Charlie HEMPSTEAD • Helen BLOCK • Mark BROCKLEHURST • Kirsty PUGH • Nadia CROWTHER-ALWYN • Alison KUY • Jon ELSOM • Thomas NINER • Jon BINNEY • Ria BINNEY • Mark SASO • Stephen PAYNE • David SPENCER • Jag MATHARU • Luca MATHARU • Sarita GHAI MATHARU • Olivia MATHARU • Adriana KEMPT • Mary CRAY • Lucy ADITI • Antony BRADLEY • Mark DYSON • Jeff JOHNSTONE • Julia LOPEZ • Victor LOPEZ • Milene LOPEZ • Peter BENNETT • Belinda DOMZALSKI

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Hove Promenade parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Ella REVITT who recorded a time of 17:51 on 19th March 2016 (event number 35).
The male record is held by Robbie FITZGIBBON who recorded a time of 14:31 on 9th December 2017 (event number 120).
The female record is held by Fiona DE MAUNY who recorded a time of 17:51 on 1st January 2019 (event number 174).
The Age Grade course record is held by Sue GARNER who recorded 92.65% (24:02) on 9th September 2017 (event number 108).

Hove Promenade parkrun started on 11th July 2015. Since then 11,392 participants have completed 54,528 parkruns covering a total distance of 272,640 km, including 8,868 new Personal Bests. A total of 983 individuals have volunteered 6,059 times.

 

Hove Promenade parkrun #205 – 17 August 2019

Many, many thanks to all those that turned out to walk, jog and run on Saturday morning and to all the volunteers principally. Our volunteers give their time selflessly to support our parkrun and worked their magic to ensure my debut as Run Director was a success. Thank you!

It was a bright, brilliant morning that alleviated the forecasted threat of a downpour. It was windy too but unlike the force we encountered last week thankfully. Numbers grew to 358 people crossing the finish line, of whom 63 were first timers and 36 recorded Personal Bests! Our congratulations go to Alison Kuy on her 100th parkrun and John Brown on his 50th.

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16 complete newcomers to parkrun made their debuts on the Prom yesterday. Well done Daniel Anderson, Vic Mayes, Oliver Todd, Robert Smith, Mark Baxter, Tom Broadfoot, Gabriel Cradden, Paul Hawker, Hagen Haugronningen, Helena Hudson, Natalie Dodd, Melanie Naidoo, Billie Haugronningen, Carina Grove, Harriet Abley, Seun Odeniyi. Paul Hawker suggested that his legs might take some time to recover from his debut. Obviously, this is a good measure of time well spent on the Prom and we hope to see all our debutants returning to the Prom soon. Next week anyone?

The event was made possible by 27 volunteers:
Stephen KNOTT • Cheryl COSTELLO • Jill WOOTTON • Lucy ROUGHLEY • Adam WALTER • Helen BLOCK • Stuart ROBERTS • Suzy HAWKER • Kirsty PUGH • Michael GREEN • Julie RAINEY • Siobhan BELL • Stephen PAYNE • David SPENCER • Ben HAWKER • Nigel TURLEY • Lucy ADITI • Antony BRADLEY • Mark DYSON • Jackie WARE • Mary KIZILTUNA • Jude HAWKER • Joanna LYONS • Kaitlin EMERY • Jeff JOHNSTONE • Julie OLIVER • Carol GRAY

Thank you all. If you can help in future weeks, please contact us at Hovepromenade@parkrun.com

Today's full results and a complete event history can be found on the Hove Promenade parkrun Results Page.

The female record is held by Ella REVITT who recorded a time of 17:51 on 19th March 2016 (event number 35). The male record is held by Robbie FITZGIBBON who recorded a time of 14:31 on 9th December 2017 (event number 120). The female record is held by Fiona DE MAUNY who recorded a time of 17:51 on 1st January 2019 (event number 174). The Age Grade course record is held by Sue GARNER who recorded 92.65% (24:02) on 9th September 2017 (event number 108).

Hove Promenade parkrun started on 11th July 2015. Since then 11,286 participants have completed 54,044 parkruns covering a total distance of 270,220 km, including 8,800 new Personal Bests. A total of 974 individuals have volunteered 6,029 times.

We hope to see you next weekend!

#dnfyb

Suzy